Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

Summary: Red Hat announced certification of SAP applications on its Enterprise Linux 6 and also use of those SAP apps on Linux in Amazon's EC2 cloud.

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Red Hat has reached two significant milestones in its effort to establish its latest enterprise Linux as the ideal platform for cloud computing and running mission critical applications.

On Tuesday, the leading Linux provider will announce that its 10-month-old Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been certified by SAP.

That means both companies will provide support for the leading mission critical business application on RHEL 6, considered essential by enterprises before deployment is possible.

Next. Red Hat also announced support for SAP solutions running on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This will allow SAP customers to use Red Hat Cloud Access and Red Hat's hourly on-demand images in all Amazon EC2 regions.

There are currently more than 5,000 qualified applications running on RHEL 6 and Red Hat has established several cloud partnerships as part of its cloud partner program.

But getting endorsements from both of these major players is very significant in the lifecycle of RHEL 6, said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager of Red Hat's Platforms Business Unit.

Customers are using the cloud today mainly for test and development and business intelligence applications but application deployment on both on-premise and cloud platforms is evolving rapidly, he noted.

Gus Robertson, vice president of Business Development at Red Hat, said RHEL 6 is ready for many customers who are looking to evolve from older platforms to new IT architectures.

Customers "are trying to modernize their infrastructure from legacy Unix to architectures that are cloud ready," Robertson said.

Topics: Amazon, Linux, Open Source, SAP

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  • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

    6.1 is much faster than the 5.x versions. But the 5.x versions are more stable.

    PS. Hence the nature of tech.
    Return_of_the_jedi
    • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

      @Return_of_the_jedi I didn't see a difference, but Ubuntu. Is fast.
      slickjim
      • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

        @Peter Perry <br><br>O, 6.1 comes with Vmware drivers too.

        Yeah, Ubuntu is fast, boots in about 3 secs in my KVM.
        Return_of_the_jedi
  • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

    Windows Sever 2008 R2 is better :-)
    NTNerd208
  • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

    Kudos to Red Hat and SAP

    Choice brought to you by Red Hat
    Hooah!
    daikon
    • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

      @daikon
      +1
      linuxforhumanbeing
  • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

    many of the organizations are shifting from VmWare to Red Hat. there are speculations that Red Hat might prove to be a much reliable and resourceful platform for virtualization read this article to see how Salsa Labs has planned to integrate the Red Hat virtual platforms in order to suffice their needs. http://v12ntoday.com/blogposts/red-hat-a-safer-less-visited-virtualization-platform.html
    media.fivemedia
  • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

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    MikePerkins
    • RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gets thumbs up from SAP, Amazon

      @MikePerkins Hope your boss reads this and you lose your job, maroon
      arn67n
      • RE: Hope your boss reads this

        @arn67n

        His boss probably <b>paid him</b> to post that spam!
        fatman65536